ERIC Number: EJ600520
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Beyond Language: Ebonics, Proper English, and Identity in a Black-American Speech Community.
Ogbu, John U.
American Educational Research Journal, v36 n2 p147-84 Sum 1999
Describes and explains the sociolinguistic factors that affect the performance of black children speaking standard English. Uses data from a 2-year study of black speech and bidialectalism involving 40 adults and 76 students to show how the black community and its children have difficulty learning proper English because of their incompatible beliefs about standard English. (SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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